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T20 World Cup: Four wickets off four balls; Ireland bowler Curtis Camper with world record

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Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, First Published Oct 18, 2021, 5:47 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: Ireland medium pacer Curtis Campher holds the world record for qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2021. In the qualifying match against the Netherlands, Camfar set a world record by taking four wickets in four consecutive balls. Sri Lankan pace legend Lasith Malinga and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan are the only bowlers to take four wickets off T20 cricket.

Camfer’s record performance came in the 10th over of the Netherlands innings. In the second ball of the over, Colin Ackerman (11) was caught by Neil Rock. In the next over, Camphor caught Netherlands superstar Tendulkar (0) in front of the wicket. On the next ball, Scott Edwards (0) was also caught in front of the wicket. Vamdel bowled Mervyn (0) in the fifth ball to give Camphor the record.

The Netherlands collapsed to 51-6 from 51-2 after collapsing in front of Camper. Batting first, the Netherlands were all out for 106 in 20 overs. Max Odod, who scored 51, was the only batsman to play for the Netherlands. Captain Seeler (21), Ackerman and Van Beek (11) were the other two batsmen to make the cut. Camper took four wickets for 26 runs in four overs while Mark Adair took three wickets.

In 2019, Rashid Khan made history in T20 cricket by taking four wickets off four balls in a row against Ireland. In the same year, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga took four wickets off four balls against New Zealand.

Last Updated Oct 18, 2021, 5:47 PM IST

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